Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir

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Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir

Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago

Beautifully balanced, with earthy tones, complementing bright cherry notes. The Bannockburn Pinot Noir goes deliciously well with roast chicken, pork and duck. Or for a meat-free option - vegetarian lasagne with goats cheese and lentils.



2018
Vintage

A deeper dive..

The Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir is known for its structure and its ability to age well over a long period of time. The 2018 growing season had the hottest growing season on record, with rain just before harvest, it was incredibly unusual and picking began two weeks earlier than normal. The fruit came in looked good and the resulting wines are generous and impressive.

This wine is an integral part of what we do and a wine that we feel represents the strong connection we have with our land. The fruit comes from a parcel of vines which are entirely grown on their own roots and are the oldest vines we have on the property. Now 25 years old.

Schist based Alluvial loess, 30 meters deep.100% Pinot Noir on its own roots planted 1993.

Organic certification to European Union equivalence since 2008.

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Origin: Cairnmuir and Arthur’s Vineyard, Carrick, Bannockburn, Central Otago

Hand-picked in: April 2019

Additions: Sulphur Dioxide (PMS), Yeast Hulls

Filtration and/or Fining: Coarse filtration, no fining.

Alcohol: 14.5% abv

Bottled: November 2019

Cases: 4100 x 6 bottle cases

A pure expression of place - complex, rounded and intense.

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